Barceló Hotel Group reinforces commitment to Expo 2020 Dubai


Barceló Hotel Group has announced its partnership with Acción Cultural España (AC/E) to support Spanish travellers and organisations arriving in Dubai for the Expo 2020 Dubai. 


The company has signed a significant agreement with the Spanish governmental organisation, responsible for Spain’s presence in international and universal exhibitions, to become a key collaborator of the Spanish Pavilion at the World Expo, scheduled to commence in October 2021. 


The historical agreement strengthens Barceló Hotel Group’s commitment to representing the Spanish flair and image on the international level, offering its 90-year hospitality legacy to leisure and corporate travellers, including delegates from the Spanish government and private institutions arriving in the UAE on the occasion of Expo 2020 Dubai. The leading Spanish hospitality group previously partnered with AC/E to collaborate on the Spanish Pavilion at the 2015 World Expo held in Milan, Italy. 


Raúl González, CEO EMEA of Barceló Hotel Group, stated: “We are extremely honoured to collaborate with AC/E for Expo 2020 Dubai and the signing of this agreement emphasizes Barceló Hotel Group’s commitment to promoting the image of Spain and continued support for the recognition of our country at international level.” 


Barceló Hotel Group has rapidly grown as the leader in Spanish hospitality in the UAE, successfully launching three of their four iconic brands in the country – Royal Hideaway, Barceló, and Occidental. The group’s diversified UAE brand portfolio includes five operating properties and 1,600 keys across Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Barceló Residences Dubai Marina, Occidental Sharjah Grand, Occidental Dubai Production City, and the recent launch of Occidental Al Jaddaf in the vibrant commercial district of Al Jaddaf in Dubai.  


José Canals, Managing Director Middle East and Asia Barceló Hotel Group, said: “We have always been focused on enhancing our presence in the Middle East source markets and this agreement has allowed us to collaborate with AC/E and support them in representing the Spanish culture and heritage at the highest international level.”   


Business and corporate travellers looking for the convenience of proximity to Expo 2020 Dubai can stay at Occidental Dubai Production City, located only minutes away from the Expo site. 


Guests seeking long stay options or to spend time with family can opt for Barceló Residences Dubai Marina, with spacious and elegantly designed serviced apartments located in the lively district of Dubai Marina. Travellers looking for a luxurious experience by the beach can visit the iconic urban resort Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, located in the exclusive The Palm Jumeirah with a private beach and spectacular views of the city’s skyline.  


Those looking for a ‘home away from home’ experience and close to the city’s famous cultural and leisure attractions can stay at the recently launched Occidental Al Jaddaf, which offer the perfect infusion of Arabic culture and Spanish hospitality, conveniently located in the up-and-coming commercial district of Al Jaddaf in Dubai and only minutes away from Dubai International Airport.  


Guests interested in exploring the cultural heritage of the UAE, while relaxing in peace and tranquillity by the sandy shores of the Arabian Gulf can visit Occidental Sharjah Grand. – TradeArabia News Service